The world watched last week as Sony took centre stage and revealed its new PlayStation 4 console at the PlayStation Meeting 2013. We got to see the new DualShock 4 controller, we learned about the tech that would be running under its hood, and we saw a glimpse of the calibre of games that would be available for the new console.
What we didn’t see, however, was the actual hardware itself, something which many gamers found disappointing. PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara has since come out to voice his opinion that “it’s much more important to see what the damn thing does.”
Gara went on to say that “the shiniest piece of black, green or purple plastic ever, you know, whatever, so what?” He confirmed that there was cynicism over Sony not showing the hardware, but he believes that the console’s design was “not the most important thing” because after all “a box is a box.”
Sony is expected to reveal more details about the PlayStation 4, including its hardware design at this year’s E3 expo in June. Until then you can expect to hear more about the titles that were shown at the PlayStation Meeting 2013 and hopefully see a few more titles revealed too in anticipation of the new console’s Holiday 2013 release window.
Meanwhile, Sony has had to revise its list of European PlayStation 4 developers from 52 to 30. The official list of third-party developers and publishers that were announced to be supporting Sony’s PlayStation 4 hardware was released last week, and numbered 149, however, the partners based in Europe had to be revised and reduced after some developers contended that Sony had made a mistake.
Would you have liked to have seen the new PlayStation 4 hardware at last week’s event? Or would you rather Sony save the reveal as a surprise for E3?